Graduation.jpg

STEPHEN HANKS
FOR CORONER

Experienced, Educated, and Motivated by Public Good

My experience as a Medicolegal Death Investigator and Morgue Manager combined with my advanced degrees in Criminology and Law will ensure the Office of Coroner is run with the integrity and professionalism you deserve.
My experience and education will transform the Office of Coroner into active participant in local decisionmaking, ensuring community leaders have the tools and information they need to keep the residents of Larimer County informed, safe, and healthy.

 
Listening
Listening
press to zoom
Joe Neguse
Joe Neguse
press to zoom
Fireworks with Oliver
Fireworks with Oliver
press to zoom
Workouts with Allison
Workouts with Allison
press to zoom
Listening
Listening
press to zoom
Estes Park
Estes Park
press to zoom
4th of July with Oliver
4th of July with Oliver
press to zoom
Supporting my Mom and Dad with Mom's Demand Action at CSU Campus Safety Event
Supporting my Mom and Dad with Mom's Demand Action at CSU Campus Safety Event
press to zoom
Muse Coffee
Muse Coffee
press to zoom
Andy Boesenecker
Andy Boesenecker
press to zoom
Supporters
Supporters
press to zoom
Mom
Mom
press to zoom
Walk out of Darkness 2022 for suicide awareness
Walk out of Darkness 2022 for suicide awareness
press to zoom

MEET STEPHEN

About me:

I am a Colorado native, raised in Fort Collins, and live in Loveland with my wife, son, and our dog. My wife is a group fitness instructor at several local gyms, and our son is just beginning his educational journey in the Thompson School District. We are fortunate to have our extended family living in both Fort Collins and Loveland.

I graduated from Poudre High School in June 2001, and promptly enlisted in the United States Army. Nearing completion of my first enlistment I re-enlisted to be stationed at Fort Carson, CO and to be close to home. While stationed at Fort Carson I met my wonderful wife and was deployed to Tikrit, Iraq. Upon returning home and completing my enlistment I moved back to Fort Collins and worked as a diesel mechanic and shop foreman, before pursuing my passion in criminology, medicine, and law. 


Qualifications and Experience:

I am a highly skilled medicolegal death investigator committed to excellence. I have extensive experience in the Larimer County Coroner’s Office as a senior investigator and manager of morgue operations.

I hold a law degree from University of Denver, and advanced degrees in sociology and biosocial criminology from Colorado State and Florida State Universities.


Education:

University of Denver Sturm College of Law: May 2022

  • Public Good Program member.

  • Focus on Public Service, Local Government, Privacy, Ethics, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

  • Larimer County District Attorney’s Office, 8th Judicial District: Summer Intern.

  • Gablehouse Granberg LLC: Emergency Management Legal Internship.


University of Florida: May 2018

  • Master of Science in Criminology.

  • I focused on biosocial criminology and how social and environmental factors impact brain development, cognitive function, and impulse control. With particular interest in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and concussions from sports and military service-related injuries.


Colorado State University:  Dec. 2012

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology—Cum Laude.

  • Criminal Justice Organization member.

In addition to my university degrees I hold numerous certificates from FEMA in Emergency Management, Incident Command, and Leadership. I graduated the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy with honors. I also completed an Emergency Medical Technician Basic certification course and National Registry Exam.


Experience:

Larimer County Coroner’s Office

  • Deputy Coroner/ Senior Medicolegal Death Investigator.

  • Morgue Manager.

  • Colorado Coroner’s Association member and presenter at annual conferences.


Adam’s County Coroner

  • Autopsy Technician.


University of Denver Student Law Office

  • Student Attorney in the Environmental Law Clinic.

  • Prepared and hosted weekly meetings with supervising attorneys and clients.

  • Conducted extensive legal research and drafted memoranda for clients and legal documents for the U.S. District Court.


Larimer County District Attorney’s Office, 8th Judicial District

  • Law School Summer Intern

  • Conduct legal research and write memoranda 


Gablehouse Granberg LLC.

  • Law School Summer Intern

  • Write guidance documents concerning liability for Local Emergency Response Committees in county governments.

  • Focus on Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act.  


U.S. Army

  • Honorable Discharge, 2006.

  • Deployment: FOB Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq, 2004-2005.

  • Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medals.

  • Honor Guard for military funerals.